Cafe Pacific

4.8
1467 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
An institution in Dallas dining for over 31 years, Cafe Pacific embodies sophistication while remaining decidedly unpretentious. Our friendly "neighborhood seafood restaurant" has garnered praise both locally and nationally for its casual elegance. You’ll dine in the warm glow of dark mahogany, rich marble, etched glass and polished brass. The walls are adorned with art from the owner's collection.

Cafe Pacific is nestled in Highland Park Village, Dallas' premiere shopping locale, where pampering is the order of the day. From the complimentary valet parking to the outstanding service from our knowledgeable veteran staff, Cafe Pacific offers you sophistication without a hint of snobbery.

Proper Dress Required (No T-Shirts, Shorts or Flip Flops.)

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(214) 526-1170
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Trevino
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Private party facilities
Cafe Pacific is available for private events on Sunday evenings. During the week, semi-private dining is available for groups of up to twenty-six. Whether for business or a special occasion we will create a special menu to cater to your specific needs.

Please contact Mr. Thomas Regan, General Manager, or Mr. Vincent McGrath, Dining Room Manager.
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Private party contact
Thomas Regan: (214) 526-1170
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Preston and Mockingbird
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking and parking in the Highland Park Village Shopping Center.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1467 People Are Saying
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HA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We had reservations at 8:00 but were not seated until well after 8:30.

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RO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk in, the staff makes you feel welcomed. Our waiter was very polite and courteous, as well as the rest of the staff. The manager gave my wife a black napkin in order to keep the white napkin from leaving residue on her black dress. It was our first time going there, not to mention, it was our 16 wedding anniversary and it was amazing. thank you so much for a great dining experience.

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S
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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C
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service here are a delight....brunch, lunch or dinner. Special occasion or business, Mr. Knox (Owner) know how to run a fine restaurant!

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BB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We sat on the patio and it was very pleasant!

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G
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Both sole and halibut tasted and looked like talapia. Service was hurried as if the waiter could not wait to get home. Cappuccino was from a package. Overall disappointing for such a fine restaurant which has been fabulous in the past

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G
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chief. Food was excellent. Waiter was superb.

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JY
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the consistently best restaurants in town! Great food, atmosphere and service!

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best salmon ever … informed waiters who assist each other (well-trained) and sweet potato fries (sticks) .
Sorry we live so far away!

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DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

The trout was terrible it had no seasoning on it..it looked and tasted liked the boiled it it water. The Coucous was not cooked all the way, my guests were commenting on how bad it was. The service was so slow we had to ask to order, then had to ask for refills then we had to find someone to bring us our bill. Very disappointing since it's a tradition to celebrate birthdays there.

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LJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have always gone to Cafe Pacific for my son and his father's birthday (2 days apart), however his father passed away recently, so it was a little sad. The meal was (as usual) so outstanding that the evening was especially pleasant.

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Refreshing. Excellent food, attentive service, a throwback to civilize dining. No wonder Cafe Pacific has maintained it’s status of excellence.

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TL
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café Pacific is one of our favorites! Food, service and ambiance are all terrific. Love seeing all the well dressed patrons and their cars.

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t
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark is a great waiter. And The Cafe is a reliable choice.

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HP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cafe Pacific, Bistro 31 and Sachet are my go to restaurants. Great food and service! Much better than Al’s and Bilboquet

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j
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always, great service, and appropriate price/serving size.

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CC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The waitress seemed to be really rushing me out because I was dining alone. Not fair as parties of many people take their time and I paid a whole lot of money to eat lobster and have a 3-course meal. I ate much faster than was comfortable and felt like she was trying to get me to leave fast.

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DJ
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fine dining great ambience and romantic European feel

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TH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It’s a shame they’ve become so relaxed on the dress code. Most customers were dressed very well. There were several men in jeans, t-shirt; one was even in scrubs!

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M
Dallas
124 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite from the starched white tablecloths and red roses in vases to the excellent food and service. I had the Half & Half, a bargain for $16, but hard to choose with the options (Seafood Chopped Salad & Roasted Veggies). My husband 1/2 wedge salad and sole Almondine were wonderful also. The Pecan Ball with Birthday candle was fabulous. Thank you, CafevPacific for a memorable bday lunch.

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VK
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, presentation, service, staff, ambiance, noise level - all excellent. You can actually hold a conversation in this restaurant. Very attentive service - I excused myself and left my napkin in my chair. When I returned it was neatly folded on the table. The complimentary sweet potato fries are a very nice touch. Try the New York cheesecake for dessert.

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HC
Dallas
340 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is it possible to order in advance 4 side orders of the sweet potatoes without the added brown sugar ?- I love sweet potatoes but I don't eat sugar.

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KA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is great and the service is impeccable. Great special occasion place!

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t
Dallas
81 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at Cafe Pacific. We all chose the two choices option. You can get two different items for lunch for a very reasonable price and there are a lot of options. I got the seafood salad and clam chowder. You can choose from soups, salads, fish entres etc. They brought their popular dessert with a candle for my friend since we were celebrating his birthday. It was the pecan ice cream with almond cookie. We chose the restaurant also because it is quiet- my mom can't hear very well so it was more comfortable for her too.All in all it was a terrific lunch.

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RP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, outstanding service, wonderful food. A real special place for a memorable dinner. We will go here for special occasions and having company for a treat! Outstanding desserts!

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HC
Dallas
340 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic.

The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back to Café Pacific.

The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent.

I highly recomend Café Pacific

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R
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date. Should at least get semi-formally dressed.

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JD
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and a great lunch with lots of choices!

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HC
Dallas
340 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic.

The service provided by professional waiter, Walter, is one of the main reasons that we keep coming back to Café Pacific.

His old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value his Focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent.

I highly recomend Café Pacific

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M
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, impeccable! The service continues to be among the very best in Dallas!

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R
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect atmosphere, excellent service. and of course the food was fabulous!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Too loud. Waiter too alouf

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L
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was excellent, as always, but what really made our lunch exceptional was our attentive, but respectful waiter, Charlie.

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HC
Dallas
340 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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WA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and Thank you to Fernando for our great service and special attention?

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j
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

classy, 1st class, phenomenal service, delicious cuisine

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rueben was an outstanding server - personable, attentive, and getting individual requests correct! Oriental Chicken salad was truly delicious - terrific ginger salad dressing. Ice cream Dessert was the perfect end to a delicious meal!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a new business partner to my favorite restaurant for quite meeting.

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d
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My two guests and I had three different fish dishes. All just ok. Would expect more at this price and for at least one item to be exceptional--they were not. Tired neighborhood haunt in Highland Park that stays busy with the older patrons of the town.

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